Thursday always feels like going downhill. Like when Treebeard said in Lord of the Rings that going south feels like going downhill.
I am almost finished with Hans’ Tread. He wants an extra pattern repeat to make sure it covers his ears.
After that I will swatch for my Farmhouse Cardigan. I can’t wait to get my hands in the Black Welsh Mountain yarn. Maybe I will swatch for my Gryffindor Winter Ferns hat as well.
Then it’s Linen Stitch Cowl all the way to Kenya and back. Sounds like a trip to Naivasha is on the itinerary to meet the ladies with the wool!
Are you curious how I managed to afford the Black Welsh Mountain yarn? Basically I had $500 tied up in a savings account I didn’t have access to. I went to the bank and closed the account, moving the savings to our checking. And when I recalculated how much I needed for the cardi, it went from 1400 yards down to 1200, so that brought it down to $350. I still discussed it with Bob because that’s a lot to spend on yarn! But he agreed because it’s an investment in my happiness and cheaper than therapy if you divide it by hours spent knitting. I didn’t even have to use that last argument to persuade him.
It’s time to start thinking about the spring planting. Here’s a quiz from KathyB!
Have you gotten a seed catalog yet?
Yes, Seed Savers Exchange
Are you planning to plant by seed this year?
Probably, I usually do. Although last year we purchased some plants from a local urban farm.
Are you still giving away zucchini bread made from last fall’s harvest?
Nope, I didn’t grows Zukes last year.
When is the last time someone gave you flowers?
My Mother and Sister sent me a beautiful bouquet for my birthday last year.
Who taught you to garden?
Are you months from these decisions, as I am, and just clinging to the rest of our blog pals photos of greenery and blossoms?
Since we may be moving, I’m holding off on gardening plans.
Did you know you can get gorgeous anemone in a flower bouquet?
I did not! What’s an anemonemonemeny? (Ok. Ok. Don’t hurt yourself.)
Have you ever knitted or crocheted a flower?
I don’t think so.